Fall Reading List: Sweaters On, Pants Off


I bought pumpkin spice flavored almond milk at Whole Foods last week, so I guess it’s officially Fall. (An embarrassingly #basic move that I’d do again in a heartbeat.)

There’s nothing better than looking out your window and seeing the weather is kinda overcast and chilly and blechy-y. It gives you full license to throw on cozy clothes, not wear a bra, and spend a weekend afternoon chilling in bed reading books while drinking warm beverages, maybe while making Insta stories about it. Yah? No? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In anticipation of the next few months of mediocre weather, let's trade in weekend hikes and outdoor activities for elementary school-style quiet reading time. It’s the perfect time to refresh your bookshelf and/or Kindle. First, three picks from members of the OH crew, then a list of most-loved tomes that are worth adding to your Amazon cart.


  1. The Intuitive Way, Penney Peirce: Been recommending this book to just about everyone I meet. Incredible astrologer Dani Beinstein turned me onto it. The exercises Peirce recommends throughout this book are pure gold for cracking open your creativity and intuition.
  2. The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity; Esther Perel: Anyone else hooked on her podcast? After reading her essay in The Atlantic, I can’t wait to get my hands on this.
  3. Outrageous Openness; Tosha Silver: A cute, fun read by Tosha Silver about Universal synchoronicities and what it's like to be an astrologer in SF.  
  4. Braving the Wilderness; Bréne Brown: Never not in the mood for a word hug from Bréne Brown. Her book Daring Greatly is a game changer, and I expect her newest release is equally groundbreaking. 
  5. Crystal Muse: Every Day Rituals to Tune Into the Real You; Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro: CRYSTALS. Need I say more?
  6. Sage Living: Decorate For the Life You Want; Anne Sage: New coffee table book slash life inspiration book.
  7. Enchantment; Guy Kawasaki: It’s not all crystals and personal development. An easy, light must-read for anyone starting a business.
  8. Slouching Towards Bethlehem; Joan Didion: Books of short stories and essays always remind me of perfectly timed subway rides and solo coffee dates. Didion expertly captures the unique moods and tenses of NYC and LA.
  9. Inner Work; Robert Johnson: A short, but super informative read for anyone interested in Carl Jung’s theories and methods around accessing the subconscious mind through the dream state.  
  10. The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda; Sahara Rose Ketabi: More turmeric lattes, plz. Sahara Rose drops mad knowledge throughout this book—highly recommend if you want to brush up on your Ayurvedic knowledge as we move into the cooler months.
Michelle Pellizzon